IX Ranch is a Model Multigenerational Montana Ranch

which produces exceptional quality livestock. IX Ranch is dedicated to long-term value creation for our shareholders, management, employees, and customers. Enlightened utilization and conservation of natural resources and superior economic returns are the primary bench marks of accomplishments.

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Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek ranch is located 18 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Warrick Road. This part of the ranch is more mountainous as it sits up against the southeastern edge of the Bear Paw mountain range. Aspen groves and Evergreen Trees are abundant here. Range grasses include most species of Wheat Grass, Blue Grama, and Timothy.

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NL

The NL ranch is located 30 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Cow Island Trail. This ranch was added to the operation in 1969 and is home to over 400 cow/calf pairs during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, the ranch utilizes the NL to pasture and feed 1,000 mother cows.

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Seifert

The Seifert ranch is located 24 miles south of Big Sandy off of Highway 236. Over 400 cows are calved here every spring as well as the feeding of 450 three-year olds and 500 older cows during the winter months. A 400 acre center pivot produces cereal grains and alfalfa as part of the ranch's crop rotation plan.

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Whitcraft

The Whitcraft ranch, located 5 miles southeast of Big Sandy is the hub of all ranch operations. The majority of all shipping, calving, weaning, testing and hay production takes place here. Owner and Vice President, Richard Roth, his two children Jessica and Ryan along with Todd Amsbaugh, COO of the West Division and his wife Paula reside at the Whitcraft.

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Is it winter already??????

Sep 11 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

An amazing day in the Bear Paws, trailing pairs from the mountain country closer to home.  Weaning and shipping is just around the corner.

Kenton Rowe photography showcases IX Ranch

Sep 09 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

With all the advances in modern technology pictures and videos can be taken any time and any place.  What was once only described in paintings and words can now be seen in a matter of seconds to the entire world.  This has proven to be beneficial to our industry by helping us tell our story, […]

Haying….we just can’t get enough!

Sep 04 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

  When you are a cattle ranch you really never quit thinking about hay.  In fact if you ask most of the crew there are times they have dreams (or nightmares) of round bales dancing through their heads.  As we fast approach the winter here in Montana we are frantically trying to put up 3rd […]

Bye Bye Bulls

Sep 04 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

Each year after sorting all the heifer and steer pairs we remove all the bulls from the cows and trail them back to the Whitcraft where they can recover from the 60 day breeding season.  Bulls that will turn four years of age at the turn of the year are gathered up and sold through […]

Livestock For Sale

Each year we offer a selection of steer calves and yearling heifers from a long line of cows that date back to the mid 50’s when the ranch was 100% Hereford. Through the decades the ranch has adapted to the changing markets by taking advantage of genetics to improve heterosis and performance. Today the ranch’s cow herd is nearly 50% Black Angus and the offspring produced are both black and red in color.

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Big Sandy, Montana